Tonight, Jan 10th, the Batman ’66 Retrospective Exhibit will turn Hollywood into Gotham City as they project the iconic Bat Signal onto the side of the historic Max Factor building for a VIP unveiling gala for Holy Hollywood History! Batman ’66 with special appearances by the show’s cast members and other stars. The exhibit, which will consist of four popular sections (Wayne Manor, The Batcave, Gallery of Guest Super Villains, and The Collectibles of Batman ‘66), will pay tribute to the memory of Adam West and honor the other half of the Dynamic Duo, Burt Ward! Burt Ward will be in attendance at the VIP party to celebrate this retrospective milestone at The Hollywood Museum.
Holy Hollywood History! Batman ’66 will feature original costumes and props from the show, which have not been seen since Batman was originally broadcast from 1966-68. Holy Hollywood History! Batman ’66 exhibitions opens Jan. 12th to the general public. Donelle Dadigan says, “We have costumes and props that evoke one’s childhood memories of the ever-popular TV series, Batman. There is something for everyone–from the Batmobile and Batcycle to Burt and Adam’s original costumes worn during the show’s 120 episode run on ABC TV Network, as well as guest villains–and one of my favorites–the original Dr. Casandra costume worn by TV and film star Ida Lupino, that has never been seen publicly before.”
There are other highlights that include the original George Barris (Car #2), original costumes as well as costumes recreated due to age and condition, representing guest star villlians including The Riddler, The Joker, The Penguin, and Mr. Freeze, to name a few, life size sculptures of the three famous women who brought Catwoman to life (Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and the original, Julie Newmar) with their costumes, as well as Yvonne Craig (Batgirl), and more, including Adam West’s face and mannequin from 1966.
This extensive exhibit will also feature much sought-after collectibles, including a the gotta-have children’s lunch box, action figures of every shape and size, Batman and Robin puppets, rare Batman Ice Cream boxes, drinking cups, board games, and many more extremely rare collectibles from 1966; in some cases, the items have never before beem seen publicly.
The opening VIP reception for the Batman ’66 Retrospective Exhibit is tonight and the opening to the general public will start Friday, January 12 at The Hollywood Museum.